Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Leak
The Scarlet and purple Pokémon are currently trapped in a whirlwind of alleged leaks, but the text on a less-than-legitimate photo is secretly mocking people who are looking for every bit of information they can get instead of providing real information about upcoming games.
The image was reportedly first posted on 4chan before taking to Twitter last week courtesy of PokemonLEAKS, an account that has racked up nearly 12,000 followers since joining the social media site two months ago. While the apparent leak appears to represent an evolution for Fuecoco, the fire-type starter of Scarlet and Purple Pokémon, closer examination reveals that it is anything but.
“Hello, foolish,” reads the Japanese text, according to an Out-of-context Twitter account, as well as a reliable translation to Kotaku by future club designer Earl Gertwagen. “How do you deal with not having a girlfriend?”
In fact, the only real detail is the name Fuecoco (ーータ, or “hogator”) in the upper left corner. The other piece of text that apparently indicates the name of this dummy Pokémon, 脳た combines, combines the Japanese words for “brain” and “brain”.”I have been told that it is a slang term that is roughly equivalent to “foolish”, but that the Japanese insult is also considered softer and less rude than its English counterpart.
The secret diss has collected nearly 200 retweets after it appeared on PokemonLEAKS on July 14. However, he got most of his attention thanks to the critical text.
It seems that everyone and their mothers claim to have early information about Pokémon scarlet and purple. Fans have spent the past week and a half scanning a variety of blurry images believed to come from upcoming games, with some believing they reveal new action mechanics, starting Pokémon, evolutions of familiar Pokémon, and new bosses.
Whether this information is real or not is still in the air. As we have seen in previous release cycles, talented artists are more than willing to spend time inventing dummy Pokémon as it means deceiving those who are desperate for details. We won’t know for sure until Pokémon Scarlet and Purple arrive on the switch on November 18, but it’s nice to speculate in the meantime, especially when creative dummys are ready to break these overly serious investigations with light ribs.